2012 Chicago fatality stats*:
Pedestrian: 25 (12 have been hit-and-run crashes)
Pedalcyclist: 6 (1 is a hit-and-run crash)
Skateboard: 1 (1 is a hit-and-run crash)
The Chicago Tribune reports this morning about two fatal pedestrian crashes.
Friday, November 16, 2012
5000 block of N Western Avenue, Lincoln Square
A vehicle struck two people, both of whom were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
One of them, 85-year-old Evanston resident Raymond Lending, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. [It’s not mentioned where the pedestrians and vehicle were when the collision occurred, nor if the driver received any citations.]
Saturday, November 17, 2012
5200 block of S Cicero Avenue, Archer Heights
[A] 61-year-old man was struck by a vehicle about 12:43 a.m. while crossing the street, [Chicago Police Department News Affair Officer Ron] Gaines said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m.
The driver in the Archer Heights collision is in police custody, but no charges have been filed yet, Gaines said.
At the end of the year I will be collating the statistics from our Fatality Tracker; a majority of the people who’ve been killed, as pedestrians, are older than 50 years old.
* The information is only accurate as of this post’s publishing time. View previous Fatality Tracker posts.